Food Safety and Inspection Service

11/23/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/23/2018 21:25

Chunwei, Inc. Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens and Monosodium Glutamate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2018 - Chunwei, Inc., a Huntington Park, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 65,023 pounds of various ready-to-eat and raw meat and poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain soy, wheat, dairy, egg, and sesame, known allergens, as well as monosodium glutamate (MSG), which are not declared on the finished product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products were produced on various dates from Nov. 16, 2017 through Nov. 19, 2018. The following products are subject to recall and can be found here, [View Labels (PDF only)].

The products subject to recall bear establishment number 'EST. P-8110' or 'EST. 8110' inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor and to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered by FSIS Inspection Program Personnel while conducting a routine label verification task.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be consumers' refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Yibin Huang, Owner of Chunwei, Inc., at [email protected] or at (626) 278-8199.

Consumers with food safety questions can 'Ask Karen,' the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.